Hamill first began publicly commenting on the election in mid-July, when he joked at Comic-Con that "Mitt Romney is not actually human." Hamill told On the Red Carpet that, "If you don't vote for Barack Obama, you're insane. 'Cause without him, I think the middle class will completely disappear. And you look at Romney and I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I think he's like The Thing -- he only imitates human behavior. He's not actually human himself ... So God bless him, I'm enjoying him running for office but -- I just came out as a lifelong Democrat."
Hamill's most recent tweet generated 1,000 re-tweets and also inspired some entertaining "Star Wars"-themed responses. Twitter user @studiesincrap asked, "What if he turns out to be your father," while @adityasood quipped, "Help us @BarackObama, you're our only hope!"